Yesterday was a lovely day. I made it through the first day of my 78th year on earth – received many good wishes – spent time with my granddaughter and topped it off with a visit with a dear friend who took us out to dinner.
Today started with similar style as the sun woke me up. Sun in your eyes first thing in the morning is a good beginning in my opinion. Still bathing in the afterglow of yesterday I was excited to start another day of almost summer with energy and excitement. I looked all over for my husband. I knew he was somewhere about, finally realizing he was outside with his first cup of coffee, enjoying that first glimpse of sunlight.
Actually it wasn’t his first glimpse. He was up at 5 AM to look at his tire – the one he pulled a short nail from last night. The tire was deflated. Fortunately we have a little compressor to fill tires and he’s currently working on that. Of course a part is missing from the air pumper thingy so he’s now searching for the part. That’s step two of this adventure. He’s scheduled to meet with his plein air painting group this morning at 9 and is hoping to get the tire filled enough to drive to the tire store when it opens at 8. I wonder what step three will be.
As I write this, I’m thinking of how we plan our days and think those plans are going determine the course of the day, only to be interrupted with a new challenge. Sometimes I think these little glitches are there to remind us that God is in charge no matter how much we think we are. We can set goals, organize thoughts, map out the plans and even carry out those things just as we planned, but if we don’t ask God to be with us as we move forward, we can almost always count on little wake up calls to let us know that He’s got this.
Our human nature tells us that we must be masters of our own world. The world tells us that we are in control. The devil wants us to think we are, so he pushes all the buttons to make us think we’ve got this. Simple problems can become huge if we let them, or they can be little blips which set up road blocks for our journey. The way we look at them has so much to do with where we wind up.
The tire will get filled, or a new one will be installed. The original plan for the morning has been changed slightly, but it might have prevented something else that could’ve been an even greater problem. I don’t expect God to solve all my problems, but I do know that he has a plan for everything that happens in our lives. Therefore I’m confident that His plan is always the best. Trust in him always and lean not on your own understanding.